Sometime you have leftover rice and it makes great Fried Rice, but sometime you want Fried Rice and there is no cooked rice to be found. This happened to me last night. So, though I am really ALL done with winter, I was grateful for the chilly weather as it sped up the process of drying out my just cooked rice!
Super Easy Fried Rice
1.5 cups dried rice, cooked (either day old from left-overs or cook it, then spread it out on a baking sheet and cool rapidly- in the freezer, or like I did last night, outside in frigid cold winter weather!)
1 onion, diced
2 eggs, beaten
1 Tbs oil for frying
tofu, in small cubes, fried until lightly browned
vegetables (use what you like, frozen is great here, corn, peas, carrots, etc, just take the chill off by dunking in warm water- also good is diced red pepper)
2-3 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs sesame oil
salt and pepper
green onions, sliced into thin rings
Fry your tofu (or cook some meat) first, then set aside.
In a wok, or large skillet, heat oil and fry onion until translucent. Add eggs and stir until well cooked. Add cooked/cooled rice. Stir and continue to cook until the edges of the rice start to brown. Add tofu and season with soy sauce, sesame oil and salt and pepper. Stir well then add green onions and serve. Yum!